Event Highlight: 2021 Summit on poverty, Inequity & Hunger | Tuesday February 9th 2021 at 5:00 PM EST | Feed Scarborough

About this Event

2021 Summit on Poverty, Inequity, & Hunger | Feed Scarborough Tickets, Tue, 9 Feb 2021 at 5:00 PM | Eventbrite

Zoom link to attend: Click here!

The COVID-19 Pandemic has amplified the existing inequities in our community; we’re all in the same storm, but in different boats.

Participants in the first half of the Summit (5-7PM) will be encouraged to talk about their lived experiences, highlight the challenges specific to their neighborhoods, and work as teams to discuss solutions and develop questions for their elected officials.

The second half of programming (7-9PM) will invite all three levels of government to respond to questions posed by community groups and advocates present. In attendance: Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and MP for SSW The Honourable Bill Blair, Critic for Early Learning and Childcare and MPP for SSW Doly Begum, and Chair of the Budget Committee for the CIty of Toronto and Councillor for SSW Gary Crawford.

If you require any accommodation or assistance, please contact us at info@feedscarborough.ca or call 416-936-3975 (M-F, 9-5).

This virtual event welcomes community organizations and advocates to discuss systemic issues that give rise to poverty, inequity, and hunger and the potential solutions. Following the discussion, all three levels of government will join the Zoom call to answer questions posed by different community groups. The remainder of the summit will offer the audience a chance to speak directly to decision makers.

The Feed Scarborough Summit on Inequity, Poverty, and Hunger is a catalyst for change as it creates a safe space for a well-informed and honest discussion. The summit’s theme is Collective Impact, Grassroots Action, and Dignity. The COVID-19 Pandemic has amplified the existing inequities in our community; we’re all in the same storm, but in different boats. Participants in the first half of the Summit will be encouraged to talk about their lived experiences, highlight the challenges specific to their neighborhoods, and propose solutions. The Summit will also examine municipal, provincial and federal policies that impact poverty, hunger, and inequity.

The Feed Scarborough Summit targets community organizations, advocates, elected officials, policy makers, board members and people experiencing poverty in Scarborough.

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OUTLINE:

5:00PM – 7:00PM – Zoom call open to community members, groups, and advocates to discuss topics in roundtable discussion format. They will also be encouraged to develop questions which will be posed by our moderator (Suman Roy) during the second half of the Summit.

7:00PM – 9:00PM – Zoom call open to elected officials to present ways they’re addressing poverty, inequity, and hunger as well as answer the questions developed by community members, groups, and advocates during the prior session. Our moderator will pose the questions to the elected officials, and the chat will be moderated by Meg (Operations Coordinator at Feed Scarborough) for further questions that will be posed if time permits. Audience will consist of previous community members, groups, and advocates in the prior session and will be open to the public.

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